Sunday 16 December 2018

2018 #22 C&S Christmas: A gift with Zinski Art {by Corrie Herriman}

 2018 Topic 22: Clean and Simple Christmas Ideas

Super-Fun idea from Corrie for any Zinski fan! In particular, ideal gift for for a busy person in your life, or maybe an elderly relative who might like some handmade cards to share this Christmas. How thoughtful! A single Elena's stamp set stretches a long way for this post! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Corrie with you today, and I'd like to share a project that I think, would make a great Christmas gift; I would love to receive something like this.
I chose to make a box with six C&S cards inside. The box itself is not particularly C&S but the cards inside are. At least I think they are. This was quite a challenge for me because I am more a Mixed Media person but I also think it is good to do something that is out of your comfort zone sometimes. 

This is the box with the cards. I have used designer paper for the lid and some of PaperArtsy's fabulous {Smoothy card} for the bottom bit. I did embellish the box because I thought just a C&S box would be boring.

This is how I started out. I cut a piece of Smoothy card stock to 18.2 x 23.2 cm and scored 3 cm all around. This piece is for the bottom of the box. The lid was made the same way, just cut slightly bigger at 18.4 x 23.4 cm but also scored at 3 cm all around. 

Here is the finished paper box. I did embellish with ribbon and some chipboard snowflakes. I also made a little label which says ho! ho! ho!. 

So when I had finished this I started on the cards to go into the box. I made six of them and used different materials to colour the images so you can see the difference. Here is the first one. I have no WIP photos because they are really simple to replicate. 

On a piece of Kraft card I stamped this lovely Father Christmas from the Zinksi {ZA33} set. Isn't he great ! I coloured him with coloured pencils because I like how they look on Kraft!

This card is similar but I have coloured Santa with Copic Markers and to me this is so much easier and quicker. I used dies to cut out my panels and just layered them onto a white card base. I did add some washi tape to add more interest. (I did say I wasn't very good at C&S). 

The third card in my box is this water coloured one. I stamped these lovely girls on watercolour paper and then used my watercolour paints to give them some colour. I had forgotten how much I enjoy water colouring ! I will use them more in future.

This card was made with another of Elena's fabulous characters from the {ZA33} set. I stamped her on Smoothy Card stock and coloured her with watercolour markers (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers). I then cut her out; I did this because I wanted to place her on a cluster of pattern paper, washi tape and the sentiment. I really like the non-traditional look of this card !

This card was made entirely of Kraft card stock, although one being darker than the other. I started with die cutting the heart out of the panel and stamping the girl onto this heart. I coloured her with Copic Markers. I had never coloured on Kraft with Copics and I was amazed at how good it looks ! I adhered the heart to the card and then added the rest of the panel with dimensional adhesive. I did add the sentiment and the chipboard stars before gluing it down.

This is the last of the six cards. I started with cutting out the windows out of the panel. I then stamped the girls and coloured them with Copic Markers. Next I cut them out and cut them apart before placing them behind the windows. I also cut some design paper to go behind the girls. I think this looks fabulous. Lastly I added the twine.

I used one stamp set for all these cards;{ZA33} by Elena Guzinski, aren't they fabulous ! 

Although I felt really pushed out of my comfort zone and it took me longer than any Mixed Media project, I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the water colouring. I think the cards are great and once you know what you are doing it doesn't take too long to actually do it. I will probably take this on board when making Christmas cards next year. Also, I think it is a great idea to give a box of cards as a present, be it for Christmas or a different occasion. Everybody always needs cards to send ! 

I hope you enjoyed my post today and give C&S Christmas a go yourself ! It could easily apply to any project, not just cards ! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! I hope you will visit me in my other locations too!

There will be no challenge for this topic as we know you are super busy in the lead up to Christmas! So kick back and enjoy the inspiration from our designers instead!


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Corrie. Lovely idea. Tracy ❤️❤️

Words and Pictures said...

Your cards are just delightful, Corrie - and such a lovely idea to give a set as a gift.
Alison x

PaperArtsy said...

Love all these beautiful ideas Corrie!

Miriam said...

These are fabulous Corrie. Awesome project.

Althea Joseph said...

I love this range of stamps. Love what you have done with this one set. May need to collect them all.

Etsuko said...

Lovely set for the gift and fabulous idea Corrie. xx

Elena said...

What a fantastic idea! and so beautifully made Corrie <3

geezercrafter said...

Fab cards Corrie. Love the water colouring.

craftytrog said...

A super project Corrie! xx

Kim Collister Studio said...

A gift of homemade cards is a great idea! These are super adorable!

Christel said...

Super cards Corrie - I have been thinking of doing the same but just with thank you cards instead
Loved the water colored ones especially

G Peplow said...

Fabulous, love everything about this project, another success Corrie 🤗😊

Anneke said...

Beautiful cards!

Corrie Herriman said...

Thank you all so much ! xx